Daily Devotional for Wednesday April 22, 2020
LIFE AFTER THE PANDEMIC WILL CHANGE! PART THREE OF THREE
(2 Chronicles 36:15,16)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, help me to stand strong in these difficult days. I know that in the end, YOU...and YOU alone will have the final word. Give me boldness and courage to stand for You as confusion abounds. In the name of Jesus I pray..AMEN!!!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: One of the things I have written about in the Daily Devotional and spoken of many times on the TV program was how God could use the economy as an instrument of His judgment. On top of the health crisis the world is currently experiencing, it is also going through a nightmare financially. The US economy, as strong as any in human history prior to the shutdown, is in the best position to rebound IF people get back to work as it appear they soon will be in most parts of the nation. However, there will still be MUCH damage, some of it long-term damage that will take many years to recover from. Most other nations around the world are not so fortunate. Their economies weren’t as robust, many in distress prior to the worldwide shutdown. Due to the global connection of all economies, their weakness will be another challenge for the US economy in making a comeback. Just one commodity, albeit a very critical one, oil, can literally end up destroying the global economy! I have always shared how tenuous national economies are even under the best of circumstances, and that it wouldn’t take much to send them into a tailspin. Well, we have our “tailspin.” Again, while I see this as a huge warning from God, not His ultimate wrath and judgment being poured out, DO YOU SEE HOW QUICKLY LIFE CAN CHANGE AND BECOME A NIGHTMARE FOR A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE 7 BILLION PEOPLE ALIVE TODAY WORLDWIDE? We can either repent, turn back to God and His Truth, or we can perish in many different ways. Certainly the economy is one of those ways!
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LIFE AFTER THE PANDEMIC WILL CHANGE! PART THREE OF THREE
“The LORD, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.” 2 Chronicles 36:15,16
God’s warning to the nation, another chance to repent and turn back to God and Biblical Truth, and a historic social and cultural point of demarcation of how life will be from this point forward.
Having spent more hours alone in prayer with the Lord the past 6 weeks than I can remember in many years, I understood very early on that we were living through a major historic moment in the life of this nation. In the 1750s we went through the Revolutionary War. In the 1850s we went through the Civil War. In the 1940s we went through WW2. Now in 2020 we are dealing with this worldwide pandemic affecting in some way all 7 billion people on the planet.
My main question for God was is this what you have told me to warn the people about for the past 21 years? Has the United States, and possibly the nations of the world, finally run out of Your patience and mercy due to our sin and rebellion and we are seeing Your final judgment and wrath being poured out?
God has spoken loud and clear to me that this is NOT His final wrath and judgment, but a warning. However, He also clearly told me life as we knew it prior to this pandemic, the life we have been living for the past 70 years since the end of WW2 would now be dramatically changed!
The life we will be living in the future will still be a great life. It will still have the freedoms and opportunities to be as great as people want to make it. God will still be on His throne and His blessing will still flow and be available for those who are obedient and faithful.
One main question still remains unanswered. Like Jonah, I will sit on the hill and see if the people choose to repent and honor God or if they will continue to engage in their gross sin and wickedness and invite His ultimate wrath and judgment to be poured out on this nation.
As I have been sharing for many years now, it is very important to understand that as radical as these stay-at-home orders in most states have been, there is already a 20% or so segment of our society that is socially disconnected and lives mostly without much direct human contact. Over half of the millennial generation already lives this way and the generation that follows them will even be more prone to social isolation.
Another critical fact to understand is that virtually all of those who are currently 50 and older will be gone in 30 years. Coming out of the pandemic, there will still be enough vestiges of our “old life” for the 50 and over demographic to go back to life mostly as they knew it. A majority percentage of this demo also has the financial ability to create their own life, so while their basic lives won’t change much, they will still be affected by the overall changes of world around them.
Today is part 3 of a special 3-part Daily Devotional where I will be breaking down every major aspect of our life for you going forward. It is VERY comprehensive and exhaustive and probably something you will want to read over several times, for certain save, and share it with everyone you know. The interesting fact is that so many of these new forms life will be taking on, have been transitions that I have been sharing with you for many years now.
Parts One and Two dealt with how we live life and all of the things in this world that affect and impact our lives. Part Three will be spent on what church and our spiritual lives will look like in the weeks, months, and years after this pandemic is behind us.
So please pray as you read these words and open your heart and mind to receive what God may be saying to you personally and to your family as we move beyond this warning and back into the daily flow of life again.
-Anti-Christ. As Christianity and all other faiths diminish as a percentage of the overall population, and with future generations more socially isolated and people’s thoughts and beliefs being shaped by online content from birth, it becomes the perfect environment for the anti-Christ to enact a one-world religion.
In the mass chaos of say a worldwide pandemic that has governments and economies around the world crumbling, a great “problem solver” can rise up with the answers for worldwide governance and the daily needs of the people all over the world to be met.
In simply watching what is happening worldwide this very moment in human history, do you see now how such upheaval could give rise to this person the Bible tells us will exist in the final days?
-Church and our spiritual lives. With the better percentage of the last two generations having never been to church, church attendance will continue to decline in future years as the 50 and over generation dies off. A more socially isolated population will lead to less and less public gatherings, including amongst Christians.
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A CHURCH! GOD WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PEOPLE, HIS REMNANT!
However, Christians will continue to be a shrinking percentage of the population. The most common religious affiliation amongst Democrats today are “none’s,” no religious affiliation! Likewise, other faith groups like Jews, Muslims and other cults and false religions will exist, but like Christians become a smaller and smaller percentage of the population.
Like all information, all “contact” with others, Christianity will be practiced more and more online. From worship services, to Bible studies, to evangelism, to missionary efforts, to all outreach ministries to targeted groups like prisoners, business people, addicts, children, specifically women, specifically men, athletes, and other specific groups.
Depending on who is running the government, I can see Christians and our beliefs coming under great persecution both physically and technologically. We already are publicly mocked, demeaned, ridiculed, and have our Lord blasphemed today as I speak. This has gone on for years now as I have been sharing with you.
So as we become less of a percentage of the population, it becomes that much easier for a government hostile to Christianity to openly and without consequence persecute us. LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING AS I TYPE THESE WORDS! IT ONLY TOOK A HEALTH CRISIS FOR GOVERNMENT TO SHUTTER OUR CHURCHES AND LITERALLY PUT IN JAIL THOSE WHO REFUSED TO OBEY THEIR UNCONSTITUTIONAL ORDERS!!!!!!!
I have been warning you since literally months after Liveprayer signed on to the Internet in 1999 that there would come a day when they would try to silence our voice online. I saw even 21 years ago, barely understanding the power of this medium, that forces hostile to our faith would one day try to silence us.
In the past 10 years, I have been sharing with you how with more and more Christian content online, large social media sites and major internet platforms had the power and technology to make it difficult for our faith beliefs to be included in the content available to the masses worldwide.
WE ABDICATED OUR PLACE IN THE SECULAR MEDIA IN THE 1980s AND NOW OUR VOICE HAS BEEN VIRTUALLY SILENCED ON MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS! WE CANNOT MAKE THAT SAME MISTAKE ONLINE! JUST LIKE LIVEPRAYER HAS FOUGHT TO KEEP PUSING BIBLICAL TRUTH TO THE MASSES THROUGH THE CURRENT SECULAR MEDIA OUTLETS AS WE ARE ABLE, WE HAVE PIONEERED AND FAITHFULLY LED THE WAY ONLINE SINCE 1999!!!
Effectively sharing our faith, reaching the masses worldwide with the love and hope of Jesus Christ, leading the lost to everlasting faith in Christ, discipleship, equipping and preparing saints to do the Lord’s work, all of the things we have done for the past 2,000 years in person, we must be prepared and able to do virtually in the coming years!
I love and care about you so much. Life around us in the coming months and years will be making huge changes. Many of these changes I have been telling you about for years now. My friend, this moment is a historical time in our nation as well as a time of major societal and cultural change.
The good news is, God has spoken loud and clear to me that this is NOT His final wrath and judgment...but a warning. The question I asked earlier is the key, “will the people repent and turn back to God and His Truth, or will they continue to engage in their gross sin and wickedness and invite His ultimate wrath and judgment to be poured out on this nation?”
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,